Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Syllabus of postgraduate 2nd level professional study programme “Residency in medicine”

Speciality: Maxillofacial Surgeon

Code of speciality: P26

Credit score: 220 CP (330 ECTS)

Duration of programme: 220 weeks

Programme manager: Ģirts Šalms, Asst. Prof.

Goal of the programme: to produce a maxillofacial surgeon proficient and skillful in the area of maxillofacial surgery. Provide candidates with theoretical and practical knowledge accordingly regulations and requirements of the specialty and prepare candidate for passing examination for certification.

Eligibility: MD degree or degree of Dentist


  • Seminars: 3 seminars in a month (33 seminars in a year)

  • Problem lectures: once in a month University based general lectures in Medicine

  • Studies courses in accordance to the program

  • Paedagogical practice

  • Research



Knowledge of the most common situations in the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgeon within the remit of acute and chronic conditions of the mouth, jaw and craniofacial traumatology, salivary glands, teeth, jaw joints, nasal, ear neoplasms, disease diagnosis and treatment, medication and non-drug preventive action in this disease caused by emergency positions.


Assessment of the patient's general conditions and life-threatening situations, emergency resuscitation measures in the vital functions of the life-threatening situations, planning of individual patient's treatment process involving multidisciplinary teams, medical documentation and record-keeping, teamwork and cooperation, willingness and ability to work with colleagues in order to promote team goals, the ability to maintain good relationships with team members, to exchange relevant information, build a sense of common commands respect the confidentiality of the patient during treatment.


Verifiable and scientific thinking through the detailed decisions on patients' health and life, as well as the public health or the environment, to reflect and justify medical decisions. Development of an own action plan for immediate and far-reaching action tactics for complex and long-term health problems for patients in a rational manner and match it with other health care members. Professional ethics and tolerance. Internal confidence and faith in their ability to do their job professionally. The ability to forcefully explain and discuss complex or systemic own professional field or branch of science aspects of both specialists and non-specialists.

Test: Summary of an accomplishment of the program, Residency State exam, defense of the research report.

Study languages: Latvian, English.